Donald Trump left his Mar-a-Lago retirement home to re-engage in public political life again last night at the North Carolina Republican state convention, but the most notable thing to emerge from his hour and half long keynote speech was not any of his tired lies about a stolen election that formed the bulk of his remarks, but the rampant speculation over whether the former POTUS had put his pants on backwards and was wearing a diaper.
Twitter commentators immediately began circulating photos of Trump on the convention stage — wearing apparently zipper-less pants with conspicuous padding around his pelvis — mocking the incontinence-protecting wear that the 74-year-old former president had apparently donned to endure the lengthy speech.
Others are noting this, but it can't be shared enough: Donald Trump gave his big speech today with his pants on backwards. Look close and tell me I'm wrong.pic.twitter.com/sRsoJVfyf8
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) June 6, 2021
if there were a “left version of fox news” this is literally all theyd be talking about next week, there would be forensic experts and demonstrations about how difficult it is to put your pants on backwards https://t.co/KzKk1GIZLa
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) June 6, 2021
— Jeff Pearlman (@jeffpearlman) June 6, 2021
— Kofi_Break (@Voting_Vixen) June 6, 2021
— Nicolette NuVogue (@NikkiNuVogue) June 6, 2021
— Some Old Lady (@Some_________) June 6, 2021
After witnessing these disturbingly weird pants at the #TrumpSpeech in North Carolina, RepubliQans can never mock Obama's mom jeans again. Who's making these couture catastrophes for the Incontinent Insurrectionist, Dr. MeinPillow? And where's Hope Hicks when you really need her? pic.twitter.com/QWd4wSb83a
— Peter Fotopoulos Bane of Morons; Colonel of Truth (@PeterFotopoulos) June 6, 2021
— 2,000 Words (@2KWordz) June 6, 2021
— Chafed Charlie (@ChafedCharlie) June 6, 2021
The Trump pants thing reminds me of Spaceballs where President Skroob went through the transporter and came out with his head backwards pic.twitter.com/JiRvuGiqr5
— Deven Nunez 'backward pants' Cow (@EmmReef) June 6, 2021
Of course, a few people managed to comment on the content and delivery of Trump’s speech, although they weren’t much more impressed with him than those who couldn’t get past the diaper.
— Beyond My 4 Walls (@VWalls4) June 6, 2021
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 6, 2021
The North Carolina #TrumpSpeech was a dementia train wreck of slurred speech and more lies and filled with the usual nausea inducing “witch hunt” and “hoax” con blurbs. #DiaperDon pic.twitter.com/xYDM5wcG8d
— RollTide69 (@RTide69) June 6, 2021
Trump is touting the vaccine — and trying to take credit for it — and said "most of you" got the shot. Yet, surveys show, Trump supporters remain the LEAST likely to get the vaccine. #TrumpSpeech
— Domenico Montanaro (@DomenicoNPR) June 6, 2021
#Presidementia 2021 1/3 – #TrumpSpeech in NC today 6/5/21 was rambling bullshit, calf splatter, “Sir” stories, & replay of old tapes from his 2017-19 rallies: wrecks, lies, & videotape. Full demented rant is on C-SPAN along with oddly labeled transcript: https://t.co/ykpvrDPIEn
— John M. Talmadge, MD (@JohnMTalmadgeMD) June 6, 2021
Trump’s return to the political stage may not have been as triumphant as he may have imagined, but at least it was more notable for his buffoonish appearance than for any new instigation towards political violence or claims of an August reinstatement.
Hopefully, Trump will soon be too involved in defending himself in court against the flood of litigation that he faces to continue to appear before his adoring admirers and we’ll all be spared the sight of his bulging Depends.
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